Oklahoma News
7:22 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

OKC Rally Focuses On Race And Police issues

More than 100 people turned out at the Oklahoma Capitol on Thursday to rally and discuss race-related issues and seek ways to educate themselves and police.

The rally comes in response to the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and subsequent protests. Brown, who is black, was unarmed when he was shot to death by a white police officer.

The Oklahoma City rally called "Hold Your Hands Up, Don't Shoot! Make Your VOTE Count Rally," featured speakers from groups including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American Civil Liberties Union, Council on American-Islamic Relations and the gay rights organization — Cimarron Alliance.

State Rep. Mike Shelton said it's important not to paint everyone with a broad brush, but to stand up for injustice.